The Odds on England V Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup
February 26, 2015
Two top teams in Pool A will face off in the Cricket World Cup this weekend… then England and Sri Lanka will battle on Sunday. OK that’s probably a little harsh on both sides, especially the Sri Lankans who’ve at least won more games than they’ve lost in the tournament. After being blown away by the Kiwis in their opening game Sri Lanka bounced back with a win over Afghanistan before belting Bangladesh. Meanwhile England smashed Scotland to earn their first victory and gain some much needed confidence after being humiliated by both Australia and New Zealand in the first week of the World Cup. But which team will win in Wellington?
Odds on the Match
You can actually bet on the coin toss before the match and the bookmakers believe you may have to flip a coin to decide who wins this. The pair can’t be split in Sportbet’s Head to Head market, both are paying $1.90. If you go by past results you’d fancy England. They’ve won six of the nine World Cup meetings between these two. Still Sri Lanka have won the World Cup… their opponents haven’t.
Perhaps punters will fancy backing a best batsman for each team. Three Sri Lankans have hit tons in the competition so far two of which came in their last match. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten on 161 and 105 respectively against Bangladesh, While Mahela Jayawardene’s century in their previous game guided the Sri Lankans to victory over Afghanistan. All three men are under $5 to be Sri Lanka’s top scorer on Sunday. Moeen Ali is favourite to be England’s highest scorer; the opener was in their win over Scotland. He hit 128 while Ian Bell racked up a half century. Bell is second in betting to be England’s best batsman
Have a bet with Sportsbet
There are more than 30 markets available on the match with Sportsbet, from how many runs will be scored off the first ball of the game, to which team will hit the most sixes, and many more varying options. If you’re not with Sportsbet signing up is simple and only takes seconds, and the bookmaker will welcomes new customers with up to $250 in free bets when joining via Freebets Australia.
So what are you waiting for? Have a punt on a match which means plenty to both sides and make it mean plenty to you too.